Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.

Previous Seminars

Title Speaker Date
The Haloes of the Milky Way Angus Williams 27 April 2016
Shaping galaxies with AGN feedback Martin Bourne 27 April 2016
M101-OT: a massive stellar merger in the Pinwheel Galaxy Nadia Blagorodnova (Caltech) 20 April 2016
Nature or Nurture?: Probing External Feedback on Young Stars in W3 Serena Kim (Steward Observatory) 20 April 2016
Dynamical Constraints in Super Earth Systems Matthew Read 2 March 2016
Dark matter annihilation in the Milky Way dwarf spheroidals Jason Sanders 2 March 2016

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
The formation of massive black-hole binaries: understanding the Advanced LIGO detections Philipp Podsiadlowski (University of Oxford) 28 April 2016
Stimulated Feedback In Galaxies and Clusters Brian McNamara (University of Waterloo, Canada) 21 April 2016
Stimulated Feedback In Galaxies and Clusters Brian McNamara (University of Waterloo, Canada) 11 April 2016
Supermassive Black Hole Growth and Galaxy Evolution Meg Urry (Yale University) 15 March 2016
The mass function of stars and black holes in globular clusters Mark Gieles (University of Surrey) 3 March 2016

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes From Seeds to Maturity Jenny Greene (Princeton University) 5 November 2015
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012
Sackler Lecture, Present and Future Far Infrared Extragalactic Astronomy: Herschel and Beyond Matt Griffin, Cardiff University 3 November 2011

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Kepler, the Architectures of Exoplanet Systems & Implications for Planet Formation Eric Ford (Penn State University) 10 March 2016
Ghostly Galaxies: exploring the universe with the Dragonfly Telescope Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale) 12 March 2015
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013
Galaxies Viewed as Collections of Individual Stars Professor Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington 8 March 2012